I’ve been a full-time affiliate marketer since 2004 and affiliate marketing has changed hugely since those early days.
Things that were easy then are hard now.
Squeeze pages / Landing pages /Opt-in pages and Email lists and marketing didn’t exist.
Neither did YouTube, which only arrived in 2005, and Google didn’t own it at that time.
Facebook was still a gleam in Mark Zuckerberg’s eye.
And WordPress was still a few years away.
Amazon.com had only just launched as an online book store.
Marketing was raw and edgy and a brand new frontier.
Now I look at the sophistication of marketing tools, tactics, strategies and methodologies.
In some ways, it’s much easier …
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Here’s a new type of bonus you can offer to people who buy through your affiliate links or who buy directly from you if you’re a business owner…
Free vacation and restaurant incentives.
Who doesn’t love a great vacation, especially if it’s free?
A bonus like this would set you apart from all the other marketers out there who just load up their bonus stack with internet marketing related products.
Potential buyers are heavily influenced by bonuses, especially high-value incentives that aren’t available just anywhere.
After all, people love to be treated like royalty.
No matter what kinds of products or services you sell, NOTHING seduces a fence-sitter like …
The hardest thing about being an affiliate marketer is dealing with the failures.
And every marketer has them.
- Badly researching your intended audience. That might mean you end up targeting the wrong demographic or not realising that while you’ve found exactly the right kind of audience, they just don’t spend money in your niche.
- Building a website to promote products that just never gets any traction despite your best efforts.
- Having your website drop in ranking (so less visitors = less sales) because your competition is better at the SEO game or Google tweaks its algorithms again and your site falls foul of them for some reason.
- Picking the wrong
UPDATED: September 23rd, 2019
The Goal of Passive Income
The Holy Grail of affiliate marketing is to earn passive income – a steady stream of money that rolls into your PayPal and bank accounts. An income stream that you can predict and rely upon, month after month. A source of moolah that you don’t have to actually work for.
That is the dream, isn’t it?
How Affiliate Marketers Actually Work
Most affiliate marketers are lazy. I know I am. We want to earn instant commissions on sales made through our websites. More traffic equals more sales, right?
Well, there are several major problems with this business model:
- You’re basically hoping that your
This (the title of this post) is a question I was asked recently. Here’s my answer…
Internet marketing is the broad term that describes selling goods and services online.
Affiliate marketing – probably the most common type of internet marketing – is a subset of this.
Here, you only sell other people’s goods and services (not your own) but for a commission. Affiliate marketers are effectively online salesmen.
So, is there a future in internet marketing?
In a word: Absolutely.
About 3 billion people – less than half the world’s population – has regular access to the internet. That’s due to change in the coming years as a globally accessible internet …
2018 was an amazing year for Clickfunnels®.
In the episode below of his Funnel Hacker TV webseries, founder Russell Brunson takes you through a 2018 Clickfunnels® review, and he gives his 3 biggest breakthrough revelations in business growth and selling online.
It was a banner year for the company and it wouldn’t have been if it weren’t for all of the users, the sales funnels they created and the affiliate marketers spreading the word!
As I’ve already said in a previous post, Clickfunnels® has a fantastic affiliate program. And it’s one I’m now heavily invested in myself.
It’s how I’m starting to build a sustainable passive income that I can rely …
I’ve been thinking about all the affiliate and internet marketing courses I’ve bought and learned from over the years. And how many just languish on my digital shelves now and how many I actually used and still use.
Many had short lifetimes because they exploited a loophole or trick to achieve their aim and, once that was plugged, whatever the course taught didn’t work any more.
Then there’s the simple reality that the internet is an incredibly dynamic entity.
Google changes the rules on a what – daily, weekly, monthly basis? We get to hear about the big changes like Panda and Penguin algorithm updates but the knock-on effect of these changes …
The reason I’m posting this is to alert you that the price of the VideoMarketingFX software outlined here will rise in less than a day (about 17 hours from time of posting).
As you are reading this, already internet and affiliate marketers are using a new software application to create professional-quality videos, get pretty awesome rankings and engage with their viewers more.
So that means more sales and more leads!
It’s no secret that using VIDEO to promote your products or business is going to significantly boost your conversions…
But the kicker is…video takes up a lot of your time to produce, and let’s face it – even if you …
A peek inside NicheReaper 2
I’ve been a member of NicheReaper since it opened its doors a couple of years back.
Keyword tools come and go; some like Market Samurai run on your PC, other like Keyword Canine run online through your web-browser. PC-based software tends to run slowly while online tools return results quickly. Desktop tools tend to require a single payment while online tools usually require a subscription.
NicheReaper was an online tool that required a subscription. As is NicheReaper 2.
If you do a lot of keyword research, you’ll know that it’s a time consuming business. And this is where the desktop tools fall down. While they will …
UPDATE: Flipping Paradise and Flipping Maverick Are No Longer Available
My current recommended domain flipping courses are DomainFlipping and Flipp Me.
Most of my income is derived from revenue from my websites. That’s a mix of Adsense and other passive income streams like Infolinks, Chitika, Viglink, Skimlinks and some others, along with sales of products through the sites. I also sell my own software products for additional income.
Something I’ve come across several times over the years is the idea of selling on websites ot other people (domain/website flipping). Websites are simply virtual real estate and, like their physical counterparts, have value and that means someone else might …